Canary Islands

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  • 1. Casa del Vino del Tenerife

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Wine and food lovers shouldn't miss this wine museum and tasting room, opened by the Canary Islands' government to promote local vintners. The...Read More

  • 2. Casa Museo Colón

    Vegueta | Museum/Gallery

    In a palace where Christopher Columbus may have stayed when he stopped to repair the Pinta 's rudder, nautical instruments, copies of early...Read More

  • 3. Fundación César Manrique

    House/Mansion/Villa

    César Manrique (1919–92) made this high-design bachelor pad called Taro de Tahíche for himself in 1968 upon returning from New York City, where...Read More

  • 4. Jardín de Cactus

    Garden/Arboretum

    North of Costa Teguise between Guatiza and Mala, this cactus garden with 10,000 specimens of more than 1,500 varieties was César Manrique's...Read More

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  • 5. Las Canteras

    Beach–Sight

    One of the best urban beaches in Spain is found at the northwest end of the city. Its yellow sands are flanked by a pleasant promenade that...Read More

  • 6. Maspalomas

    Beach–Sight

    The island's most emblematic beach and one of the most beautiful, Maspalomas has golden sand that stretches for 2¾ km (1¾ miles) along the southern...Read More

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  • 7. Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Popularly known as "the Fire Mountains," this national park takes up much of southern Lanzarote. As you enter the park from Yaiza, you'll see...Read More

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  • 8. Parque Nacional del Teide

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This park includes the volcano itself and the Cañadas del Teide, a violent jumble of volcanic leftovers from El Teide and the neighboring...Read More

  • 9. Tenerife Espacio de las Artes

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum is the leader in contemporary art on the islands due to its sleek low-rise design and avant-garde exhibitions. Designed by the Swiss...Read More

  • 10. Aqualand Maspalomas

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    The largest water park in the Canary Islands has wave pools, slides, and just about everything else splash related. ...Read More

  • 11. Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín

    Arts/Performance Venue

    A magnificent avant-garde auditorium designed by Santiago Calatrava dominates the west end of the city. To keep its pearly-white trencadís...Read More

  • 12. Castillo de San Cristóbal

    Museum/Gallery

    The walls of this castle were uncovered when the car park under the Plaza de España was being built. The site is now a small museum that includes...Read More

  • 13. Castillo San Gabriel

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This double-wall fortress was once used to keep pirates at bay. You can walk out to the fortress over Puente de las Bolas with lovely views...Read More

  • 14. Catedral Santa Ana

    Vegueta | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    It took four centuries to complete St. Anne's Cathedral, so the neoclassical Roman columns of the 19th-century exterior contrast sharply with...Read More

  • 15. Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno

    Vegueta | Museum/Gallery

    This art gallery has earned a name for curating some of the best avant-garde shows in Spain, with a year-round calendar of exhibitions. The...Read More

  • 16. Costa Martiánez

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Because Puerto de la Cruz has uninviting black-sand beaches, the town commissioned Lanzarote artist César Manrique in 1965 to build Costa Martiánez...Read More

  • 17. Cueva de los Verdes

    Cave

    Guided walks take you through this 1-km (½-mile) section of an underground volcanic tunnel, said to be the longest in the world. It's one of...Read More

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  • 18. El Médano

    Beach–Sight

    Stretching for more than 2 km (1 mile), this is the longest beach on the island and also one of the most distinctive—the conical top of Montaña...Read More

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  • 19. Ermita de San Telmo

    Triana | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Destroyed by Dutch attackers in 1599, this chapel was rebuilt in the 17th century. Inside is a fine baroque altarpiece with rich gold leaf and...Read More

  • 20. Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A six-story Moorish bell tower tops this church, which was renovated as part of an urban-renewal project that razed blocks of slums in this...Read More

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